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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 9, 2010 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

"the god awful WT bridge"??

billyd that is one of the high points of my Grateful Dead listening. The StSteve-11 transition was absolutely fundamental in getting me on this ramshackle old bus nearly 40 years go. Yer damn close to blaspheming here, my friend. The lateness of the hour this side of the Pond prevents me ranting further - probably a good thing for both of us. See you in the morning!

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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 9, 2010 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

Yikes, I may have to go in to hiding tomorrow! I love StS and I love the Eleven, just not the WT part! Sorry...I guess I could flip this around and say the 1977-1978 versions of St Stephen are among my favorite GD as well, that's what prompted the response.

p.s. before William Tell joins in the flogging, I'm not lumping 6-14-68 in here, as that's a one of a kind version.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 9, 2010 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

You can run, but you can't hide...I am having a WTFO right now too...of course, I assume you know that I am "William Tell", right? Of course you do...

Oh well, for all the mocking of latter era songs I have engaged in (tongue in cheek and otherwise), maybe, just maybe I deserve to read this once in print...

To be honest though, I never thought I would! I'd almost go so far as to say I am as shocked as if someone said "I like the DEAD, but I just never liked that Dark Star tune" or some such (I know that's a bit of a stretch, but you get the idea--it just never occurred to me that one wouldn't like it...it seems to so typify the DEAD for me).

But, for having the balls to say it, I hearby bestow a miniture Credenza award to you, BD # 2 (but hey, maybe we now have an explanation for all those times I forgot you...maybe I knew this deep dark secret all along, eh?).

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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 9, 2010 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

We are talking about a 1 minute song, are we not? And you're comparing that to Dark Star? Sorry to let the wind out of your sail, but they should have went right into the Eleven. It's painful to listen to (as is almost anything Phil sings in those days)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 9, 2010 7:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

Quality, not quantity...hmmm, maybe that's what Phil was thinking back then too, huh? He certainly didn't sing that much, but now I know I've left you an opening. And yes, my sail is crumpled against the mast at this point. But, I shall stay with the ship--old, sinking, etc., etc...

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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 9, 2010 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

Let's not forget who supported you the other day with your minority opinion of 1973.

If the WT bridge was the price to pay to hear the Eleven I guess I can live with it. And on that note, I'm signing off.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 10, 2010 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

I'm all for the William Tell bridge - loved it since ever I first heard it.

High green chilly winds and windy vines in loops around the
twining shafts of lavender, they're crawling to the sun

Underfoot the ground is patched with climbing arms of ivy
wrapped around the manzanita, stark and shiny in the breeze

Wonder who will water all the children of the garden when they
sigh about the barren lack of rain and droop so hungry 'neath the
sky...

William Tell has stretched his bow till it won't stretch no
furthermore and/or it may require a change that hasn't come
before

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 9, 2010 8:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

I love the WT bridge, the only thing it is missing is bagpipes.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 9, 2010 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

I believe if you believe...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 9, 2010 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

Don't worry Rob, I got the late shift covered for you; get some rest, and we'll take it from here...the Moderators have already contacted me about this one of a kind assault, and pointed out that though their stance on tolerating trolls is one thing, this is something altogether different...they will be making a decision shortly as to just what does in fact constitute "blasphemy", and I wouldn't be surprised if we have a "winner"...and to think, Billy and I were getting along so well...of course, there was that 82 biz, but really, I thought we were friends. And now this.